Staged readings of five plays from and about the Middle East
This year's plays:
When and where
Thu, Nov 2 - Sat, Nov 4, 2006
@ The Thick House
1695 18th Street, SF
$10-$20 suggested donation
Thu, Nov 2: Post-play conversation with playwrights and directors
Fri, Nov 3: Post-performance reception
FREE NIGHT OF THEATRE
Thu, Nov 2 performance is a part of Theatre Bay Area's Free Night of Theatre Program. For more information, please visit the TBA website.
ELIZABETH BENEDICT's play Jesus in Las Vegas was recently included in the Z Magic Mondays series of new work. She was included in the 2005 Bay Area Playwrights Foundation Festival and was a finalist in the Festival's BASH event in 2004. Her play, Surfing Toasters was performed at the SF Fringe Festival in 2002. She is also an actress.
LAURA SHAMAS' plays have been developed by many theaters, including Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Old Globe, The Geva Theater, The Utah Shakespearean Festival, and produced by Philadelphia Theater Company, Denver Center Theater Company, Walnut Street Theater, West Coast Ensemble and The Glines/New York, among others. She has nine published plays. Shamas and playwright Jon Klein have just been awarded a 2006-2007 Aurand Harris Fellowship from the Children's Theatre Foundation of America to write a new holiday play together.
ADANIA SHIBLI, born in Palestine in 1974, made her main studies in the field of journalism and communication. She has been publishing regularly in literary magazines in the Arab world and in Europe. Her novels have been published in Arabic by Al-Adab Publishing House (Beirut) and in French by Actes-Sud. Shibli twice has been given the Young Writer’s Award-Palestine by the Al-Qattan Foundation. The Error is her first play.